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Criminal Background Check


The Minnesota Board of Dentistry is statutorily required to complete a Federal and State Criminal Background Check prior to issuing your license. In Minnesota, a formal application to the Board will initiate this separate processing conducted by another agency, the Criminal Background Check Unit (CBC).   Initial results indicate this may add three to four weeks to complete the CBC and application to the license process.  Once you apply online or the paper application is received, the Criminal Background Check Unit will contact you with directions to complete the CBC.  The $33.25 fee is added to your application and there is no additional fee.   The Minnesota Board of Dentistry will be informed of the results and move your application forward.

Fee Change

Effective January 1, 2019 The CBC fee (included with your board application fees) will increase from $32.00 to $33.25. 

We will be posting online applications as of January 1, 2019 with this noted fee change. However, if you have already printed an application and will be submitting your materials to the Board after January 1, 2019, please be sure to submit the correct fee amount. This also applies to anyone who wishes to initiate the pre-application process. The new fees will be charged after January 1, 2019.

Add to your contacts so you do not miss correspondence regarding your background check submission. 

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